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Boulder County photographer captures the stories of young refugees through silhouettes

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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A girl’s silhouette gazes at a flock of monarch butterflies, their orange wings vivid against a bleak wintery backdrop. Titled “From Broken Trees,” the piece, featured at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, is a personal favorite of Boulder County-based photographer Dona Laurita. “The girl actually witnessed some of her family members, her mother and her baby sister, being killed by the Taliban. She’s from Afghanistan,” Laurita said in an interview with the Denver Post. “The stories of such loss and devastation and tragedy for a young person to navigate and...

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